Daily Archives: February 7, 2006

Netflix pt. 2:

I was notified this afternoon that the movie that was listed as “Shipping” last night when I canceled, with no “arriving by” date attached to it, will arrive Friday, Feb. 10th. Which is a very long turn around time. Of course, “Please return by 02/13/2006 to prevent your credit card from being charged” applies to this movie as well. They don’t receive on Saturdays and Sundays. I wonder if this isn’t a deliberate delay.

I’ve contacted my credit card company to see if there’s anyway of heading it off. Awaiting reply.

I need to get some work done now.

So we’ve canceled Netflix. The delay between discs was getting longer. It seems I fall under this area of their TOS:

“In determining priority for shipping and inventory allocation, we give priority to those members who receive the fewest DVDs through our service. As a result, those subscribers who receive the most movies may experience that (i) the shipment of their next available DVD occurs at least one business day following return of their previously viewed movie,”

In other words, if I make best use of my subscription, I’m going to get dinked by them. Add to that the poor quality of discs I’ve been receiving lately. We’ve had two discs that have been unreadable and several others that have been quite scratched up and gave us more minor problems.

As much as I enjoyed other aspects of the service, those things were getting o-l-d. I’ve returned the movies I had out, and I hope there’s no problems with that. [Edit: I spoke too soon. The headache continues.] Don’t know if I want to try Blockbuster’s service. We suspect that many of the ‘bad’ discs are caused by shipping as much as over-use.

Last two movies we watched:
Transporter 2: All I expected were a couple of good action scenes. I didn’t get even those. Major suckage.
City of God: Great movie. Beautifully shot. And it puts all those other “I need to get out of here and not become a hood” movies to utter, utter shame.
I am bummed that we’re leaving off The Sopranos in Season 1, Disc 2.